2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Price, Redesign, Price – Trackhawk is finally here. For the regular installment of this premium SUV, we will just have to wait for some more time. Now, for the time being, let’s take a look at what this limited Trackhawk edition has to offer. First, let’s run trough most relevant facts tied to this SUV. It is first ever Hellcat-powered SUV; it has a Supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 engine capable of delivering 707hp; compared to the regular SRT Grand Cherokee it has upgraded all-wheel drive, brakes, and suspensions; and finally despite pricing not being announced it will come at a price above $85,000.
Move on, and now we have it in front of us. At the 2017 New York Auto Show 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was finally presented. By just looking at it, it does not differ too much from standard Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. But, if you look under the hood you will know that this SUV was elevated to the level of Charger and Challenger Hellcat models. As a consequence of it becoming a ‘Hellcat’ model, it is now able to achieve the speed of 60mph in 3,5 seconds, and more impressively it can cover a quarter mile in 11,6 seconds. Ready to be more impressed? It can do this despite the fact that it weights 2.5 tons.
On the outside, if you don’t pay attention you will get an impression that you are looking at a regular SRT Grand Cherokee like we already mentioned. The places where you should spot the difference are the brake calipers which are painted in yellow, exhaust pipes at the back are quad-designed, it has one of a kind 20-inch wheels, which if you prefer it come in matte-black color made of aluminum alloy. At the front, you will notice that it lacks the fog lights that were removed in order to create more space for cooling of the ‘beastly’ engine. In addition to all of this you also have Trackhawk brand name on the side and at the tailgate and supercharged badges on the sides of the vehicle.
Inside the cabin, there is nothing extraordinary that would point out that this is a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The SUV comes with all of the premium feats that regular SRT model has and that includes Nappa leather details, carbon fiber pieces across the cabin and some chrome-blacked details. Seat inserts are made of Alcantara, and both front and rear seats are heated and ventilated. If you want that ‘special’ feeling, Jeep is offering quite a few upgrades. Some of the most notable include Laguna premium leather, interior trim of real metal, panoramic roof, and a premium sound system.
In the end, we come to the real deal. Under the bonnet of 2018 Trackhawk Grand Cherokee you will find, as we stated at the beginning, a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 shared with Dodge Charger and Challenger. Regarding power it deliverers the same 707hp but it terms of torque it goes a bit down at 645 lb-ft of torque. Transmission offered with this unit is an eight-speed automatic which transfers the power to all wheels. This dispersion of power does wonders to the acceleration of this SUV. Thanks to the launch-control system acceleration is more than smooth.
There are some differences on the exterior of the model recently spied and those who were pictured earlier. For example, the fog lights that were previously positioned on the lower part of the grille are gone now, and the fascia on the rear now holds more aggressive stance. Some small details like this might be just that which will make the difference between regular and Trackhawk models ( in addition to 707hp). The exhaust pipes are now quad type, and as such weren’t present on earlier prototypes.
At first, rumors suggested that the new generation of Grand Cherokee is going to debut at 2017 NAIAS which was held in January. This date came and went by, but Jeep’s premium SUV didn’t have its introduction. Latest information from sources close to companies headquarters suggests that the model is going to debut in the third quarter of this year. The first model that will see the light of day is the performance installment called Trackhawk. Shortly after that, we should see Cherokees regular models from base to premium trim coming our way. The Long awaited 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokeewhich will come as a redesigned model will come with a price of $31,000 for a base model and $75,000 for a performance Trackhawk.